What is Mexican Street Corn Salad?  It is a healthy alternative to Mexican Street corn which is a popular snack sold by vendors at festivals in Mexico.  The corn on the cob is grilled, then while still on the cob, the corn is coated with a mixture of cotija cheese, mayo, sour cream, chile powder, lime and then coated with more cheese.  Eating Mexican Street Corn is really fun, but it can be messy and difficult to eat politely especially in a crowd.  So, our dietitian Kaitlin Williams Eckstein came up with a healthier version of Mexican Street Corn in the form of a salad so that you can eat it with a fork! It is just as delicious as the traditional street corn and it easier to eat.  Using greek yogurt for part of the mayo sauce also decreases the fat content and increase the protein content of this tasty dish.

Try this recipe for your next side dish served at a potluck or picnic during the summer months. This recipe is inspired by the street vendors who sell corn on the cob slathered in butter, lime juice, cheese and chili powder.

Mexican Street Corn Salad

Course: Appetizers and Snacks, Main Dish, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Gluten Free, Mexican, Vegetarian
Keyword: Easy, Meal prep, Party, Salad, Summer
Condition: Chronic Kidney Disease, Diabetes, Gluten Free, Heart Health, Low Sodium, Nut Free, PCOS, Vegetarian
Servings: 4 people


  • 6 husks corn husked
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Greek yogurt plain
  • 1 Tbsp chipotle in adobo minced
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro chopped, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • 1/2 jalapeno minced, remove seeds for less spice
  • 1/3 cup queso fresco crumbled
  • 1 pinch salt


  • Heat grill to medium high heat. Place corn on the grill, turning occasionally until softened and slightly charred, about 10 minutes.
  • Cut kernels from the cob and place in bowl, set aside. In a small bowl, mix together mayo, yogurt, chipotle, cilantro, and lime juice.
  • Add mayo mixture, jalapeno, queso fresco, and salt to the corn. Gently stir until combined. Sprinkle with additional cilantro and serve!


Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Sodium: 192mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 4g

Other recipes that you might enjoy that contain corn are:

Please note:

Nutrition info is approximate and may contain errors.

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